Online healthcare platform Practo, which lets you do a hassle-free discovery of doctors within your area,  has made two new exe-level appointments -Anshumani Ruddra and Tarun Bhambra, to lead its new products team which will work on professional networking and prescriptions.

Anshumani Ruddra has massive experience in building world class product teams and in creating successful products. He recently worked for Tiny Mogul Studios at Hike and as game design lead on award winning multi-player online games including Mafia wars and Café World.

As Product Head of Networks for Practo, he will be building products that will help the nearly 2,00,000 healthcare professionals on the platform to connect and communicate amongst themselves.

Anshumani Ruddra, Product Head – Networks, Practo, said,

Practo is on an incredible path to make a real difference to healthcare as it exists today. I am thrilled to join the team and build a game changing dedicated networking platform for healthcare professionals that allows them to seamlessly exchange ideas as well as gather peer opinion.

Tarun Bhambra has diverse experience across different sectors like venture capital, consulting and operations. In the past, he worked at McKinsey and ITC. Recently, he was the co-lead of healthcare investments at Matrix partners.

As Product Head of Prescriptions, he will lead the product team to accelerate Practo’s march towards becoming a single health app for all health and wellness needs of consumers.

Tarun Bhambra, Product Head – Prescriptions at Practo, said,

I am really excited to join the Practo team and help transform healthcare for billions of people around the world. Medication, though highly localized and unstructured today, is an important aspect of healthcare. I look forward to working with the incredible team at Practo to bring better experience to billions of people globally.

Commenting about this two new appointments, Shashank ND, Founder and CEO of Practo, said,

I am thrilled to welcome Anshumani and Tarun to the Practo team. They bring incredible cross domain expertise along with significant experience in building game changing products. With their leadership, I am confident Practo will further accelerate our march towards being the only healthcare app for consumers.

Founded in 2008 by Abhinav Lal and Shashank ND with a mission to help mankind live healthier and longer, Practo aims to eliminate the struggle that billions of people globally have to go through for better healthcare.

It offers search engine for patients through which they can find and book appointments with doctors while Doctors uses the service Practo Ray which is a Saas software developed to manage practice of Doctors.

It enhances patient experience by equipping clinics across India with simple technology products. It claims to have 8,000+ doctors on its platform which helps over 3 million patients across India.

The company is backed by Sequoia Capital and Matrix and has raised $34 million in two funding rounds, latest being $30 million Series B round. It has also acquired Fitho – a digital fitness & health technology platform, and Genii Technologies – a web and mobile product development company.

Practo isn’t the only company trying to solve the healthcare problem in the country. In India, there are few other start-ups in healthcare space doing similar projects, including Lybrate, Helpingdoc, and Ziffi.


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